Category Archives: Cartoon

Cartoon of the month: CR(ISIS)

As large parts of Iraq are taken over by ISIS, Nouri al-Maliki, who won the 30 April elections, faces dissent between Sunnis, Shi’ites and Kurds in Parliament as well, making the future leadership in Iraq very uncertain. • • • … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Meanwhile… in Iraq

The cartoon was drawn by Marian Kamensky, a cartoonist from Austria. Marian Kamensky was born on 1st April 1957 in Levoča, studied Lithography at the Hamburg Arts College in 1981. He began illustrating the satirical books of Gabriel Laub in … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Robbery (?)

Are the Pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine robbers, stealing sovereignty from the central government? Or are they freedom fighters, fighting for their right to independence (or their right to join Russia)? As is often the case, history will very probably … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Putin’s Missing Shirt

Judging by the pictures of Mr. Putin in his free time, he is in need of a new shirt. In light of his recent behaviour, cartoonist Pedro Molina from Nicaragua has a fashion tip. • • • Molina is a … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: The Russian Bear

As Viktor Yanukovych gets safe haven in Russia, the Russian bear is using its military might to secure its interests in Ukraine. Taking control of the Crimea peninsula might only be the beginning of a campaign to reinstate a pro-Russian … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Diplomacy Muppet Show

The Geneva II Conference on Syria took place on 22 January 2014 in Montreux and on 23–31 January 2014 in Geneva. Shortly before the beginning of the conference in Montreux, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon invited an Iranian delegation to the … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: War on Whistleblower

Brute force that is shown towards whistleblowers, particularly by the US and UK governments, in which the focus becomes on going after the whistleblower who has ‘compromised national security’ as opposed to answering for the information that has been leaked. … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Egypt Warming to Russia

The visit by Russia’s defense and foreign ministers – Sergei Shoigu Sergey Lavrov respectively – to Egypt last month is seen as an attempt by both countries to assert themselves amid a Middle East’s power vacuum, as ties between Egypt … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Barack Obama (after Van Gogh)

The scandal surrounding the spying practices of the NSA just keeps growing and growing, as the full extent of the surveillance programs run by the US government becomes clear. As a result, Barack Obama is facing international embarrassment and domestic … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: Protecting Liberty by Giving Up Freedom

The balance between liberty and security is tenuous. The practices of the NSA, widespread monitoring of Internet usage, seem contrary to the ideal of liberty that is held so dearly by many Americans. Has the US inadvertently sold out on … Continue reading

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